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Former Goodwill building to house different nonprofit – Building permit roundup

By Patrick Yeagle The former Goodwill building at 815 N. 11th St. is undergoing renovation to house Capitol Reuse Center Inc. The former Goodwill building on North 11th Street in Springfield is slated to become the new headquarters for a different nonprofit. Capitol Reuse Center Inc. purchased the building at 815 N. 11th [...]

Springfield ranked second best for tech workers

Springfield was recently ranked second in the nation among best cities for tech workers. Financial data company Smart Asset analyzed a handful of factors to reach a conclusion in its fourth annual Best American Cities to Work in Tech study, ranking Springfield behind Columbus, Ohio. The study looked at unemployment rates for workers with bachelor's degrees, [...]

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Building permit roundup – Aug. 16, 2017

The City of Springfield recently issued the following permits: Capitol Reuse Center LLC obtained a permit for non-structural demolition at 815 N. 11th St. Mark Iversen is the contractor. The project is valued at $3,000. The City of Springfield obtained a permit for remodeling, tuck pointing and sealant work at 800 E. Monroe. The project [...]

Oak Ridge Cemetery seeks new tourism signage – Zoning board roundup

The Springfield Planning and Zoning Commission is slated to consider a zoning reclassification for 101 W. North Grand Ave. to allow for new signage directing visitors to Oak Ridge Cemetery. The request by Cooney Clan LLC and Oak Ridge Cemetery Foundation would allow new signage directing people to the cemetery, Lincoln's Tomb and the African [...]

Building permit roundup – Aug. 2, 2017

By Patrick Yeagle The City of Springfield Building and Zoning department has approved the following building permits: Cell phone carriers Verizon and AT&T obtained permits for a cell tower "collocation" at 2723 W. Monroe St. The work on the $98,000 project is being done by Effective Electric, Inc. and Communication Builders, Inc. Meanwhile, cell phone [...]

Jan-Pro targets medical field in Springfield expansion

By Patrick Yeagle A commercial cleaning service with franchises around the globe is planning an expansion to Springfield. Jan-Pro Cleaning Systems, based in Georgia, expects to establish a location here and is seeking franchise candidates. The company serves a variety of industries, including medical, retail, fitness and real estate. Scott Thompson,  chief development officer for Jan-Pro, [...]

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